Alta Sherral “Allee” Willis

Alta Sherral “Allee” Willis

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 24 Dec 2019 (aged 72)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 205687752 · View Source
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Songwriter. She co-wrote the songs "September" and "Boogie Wonderland" for Earth, Wind and Fire. She also wrote songs for artists including Debby Boone, Rita Coolidge, Crystal Gayle, Sister Sledge, Jennifer Holliday, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Cyndi Lauper, Crystal Waters, and Taylor Dayne. She also co-wrote songs for other artists that became hits including "Lead Me On" by Maxine Nightingale, "Neutron Dance" by the Pointer Sisters, "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" by Pet Shop Boys featuring Dusty Springfield, and "I'll Be There for You" by The Rembrandts. "I'll Be There for You" was used as the theme song of the sitcom Friends, and went on to become one of the biggest television theme songs of all time. In 1995, she was Emmy-nominated for "I'll Be There for You." She won Grammy Awards for Beverly Hills Cop and The Color Purple. The Color Purple was also nominated for a Tony Award. She was also one-half of Bubbles & Cheesecake. In 2018, she became the only woman to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her compositions are reported to have sold over 60 million records.

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